by Stan Coffey

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Trust And Obey (7 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey

I want us to turn to the book of Philippians. We are going to look today at Philippians 2:12-16. Speaking today on this subject, "Trust and Obey." Trust and obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey. How many times have you sung that song? I think if the hymn writer had a verse to base it on it could be this passage that we are going to read.

Philippians 2:12-16 "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain."

There is a parable and it is just a parable but it is about an actor who is to give a very famous oration. The theatre had been filled to capacity with people who had come to hear the famous actor perform. And just before he was going to go on the stage, the manager came and said, there is a fire that has just started and we need to tell the people to leave the building and since they are expecting you to come on stage, we feel that you would be the one to go out and tell them about the fire. And tell them to go to safety. So the actor came on stage and the people applauded. And he said, ladies and gentlemen, please, please, I have a very important announcement to make. He said, I don't want any of you to panic but there is a small fire that has started in the wing of this building and it is imperative that we all leave in a very orderly and a very quite manner. So, I want you to leave at this time. And ...

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